Evaluation of patients with peripheral vascular disease.

  title={Evaluation of patients with peripheral vascular disease.},
  author={Jonathan L. Halperin},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  volume={106 6},
Approximately 10% of people age >55 years have asymptomatic peripheral atherosclerotic disease (PAD), 5% have intermittent claudication (IC, the cardinal symptom), and 1% critical leg ischemia (rest pain or gangrene). In patients with IC, worsening occurs in approximately 16%, bypass surgery is required in approximately 7%, and amputation in approximately 4… CONTINUE READING